Spiral (FR)

Sunday 10:00 PM on BBC Four Premiered May 28, 2006 Between Seasons




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  • Episode 8

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    Clement expresses regret as he waits at the hospital bedside of his friend. Benoit's, Laborde's and Michel's involvement in the death of the Andrescu sisters is explained. Before they leave for Romania, Elina and Sophia's parents review the evidence in the case and see a familiar face in the surveillance photographs. A confrontation at the airport has tragic consequences.

    Karlsson reviews the evidence she has to get Leroy's disbarment overturned and makes a surprising decision.

    Clement enlists Karlsson's help to destroy Laborde's reputation in the media; however, she uses the information to obtain a lucrative new job offer. A disgruntled Roban resorts to unscrupulous methods of his own to ensure there is some form of retribution.

  • Episode 7

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    Benoit is under arrest for procuring and Laborde feels he is surplus to requirements. In prison, Benoit confesses all to Clement but he struggles to win back the affections of his old friend.

    Karlsson defends a man accused of rape and Leroy takes a personal interest in the case. Following a re-enactment of the crime, Karlsson takes it upon herself to question the woman who got Leroy disbarred; she gathers sufficient evidence to have Leroy's name cleared thanks to the confession of a dying woman.

    Gilou's drug addiction escalates and he finds himself at the mercy of his dealer, Michel the Romanian. When he overdoses, his survival is in doubt.

    A twelve year old boy who has the mental age of a five year old is reported missing by his father, who places the blame on his ex-wife. Roban is frustrated by the lack of evidence in the case and deploys disreputable methods in an effort to solve the disappearance.

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    Following a raid by customs, Clement learns the true nature of his wife and father in law's involvement in the distribution of counterfeit medicine. Later, a search of his bank safe implies he too is complicit.

    Roban investigates the brutal torture of two brothers and Karlsson defends the accused, Mr Touami. However, Touami's lack of appreciation for her legal expertise, when he is released without charge, and his rudeness towards her is something he lives to regret.

    The decomposing body of a woman is discovered but Berthaud rejects the autopsy findings when it's determined the death was due to natural causes. She turns to Clement for support in order to obtain a second autopsy.

    Due to his drug abuse, Gilou becomes increasing volatile at work and Berthaud and Tin Tin are forced to take drastic action to save his career.

  • Episode 5

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    The discovery of Sophia's body hanging from a meat hook suggests her death is linked to her sister's. Benoit informs Clement he never met Sophia but a receipt found in her coat indicates otherwise. When Roban admits he has lost Elina's diary, his influence on the investigation is limited. However, Clement is determined to find out the truth.

    Karlsson defends Ghislaine Androus and Leroy resolves to create as much media publicity as possible, despite Karlsson's reticence. As the pressure of the trial builds, Androus seeks solace in alcohol. Roban reassures her the case will be dismissed, but things do not turn out as planned and he is forced to question his decision to bring the case to court.

    A father is accused of raping his teenage daughters. When Bethaud's team investigates the accusation, a case of accidental death is re-opened.

    Berthaud's flirtation with a colleague gets out of hand. Meanwhile, Clement enlists Karlsson as his divorce lawyer, even though it is not her area of expertise.

    Benoit is instructed by Laborde to suppress Clement's enquiries and Gilou's drug addiction causes conflict with his colleagues.

  • Episode 4

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    The influential names in Eina's diary continue to cause a stir and Roban is determined to question Laborde, a ministerial advisor, in connection with the murder. However, Benoit reassures Laborde that the diary is no longer in Roban's possession.

    Clement's conscience is tested when a young student expresses concern about his missing brother. As the case is investigated, it emerges drug dealing and childhood friends could be responsible.

    When Berthaud is humiliated by Karlsson in court, she seeks comfort from Clement; however, he rejects her in favour of a night with his wife. Later, he is disturbed to learn that Benoit saved his father in law's pharmaceutical business from bankruptcy.

    Benoit's involvement with Laborde and the Romanian pimp attracts the attention of Roban and Clement is pressurised into betraying his childhood friend. Meanwhile, Escoffier puts himself in a dubious position as a result of his drug addiction.

    Karlsson continues to thrive under the guidance of Leroy, whose primary interest is to discredit the police.

  • Episode 3

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    Clement's friendship with Benoit continues to be tested when police surveillance unearths some disturbing information. Meanwhile, Bentoit goes to extreme lengths to obtain Elina's diary.

    Ghislaine Androus is sued for damages by her mother and father in law who believe she is accountable for their grandson's death. Roban is eager to pursue the case but Clement is not convinced. Karlsson is reticent to act as Androus' defence suggesting the case is ridiculous and should be dismissed, until Leroy convinces her that the media publicity will make it worthwhile.

    The charred and beaten body of a wealthy porcelain manufacturer is discovered in his fireplace. An investigation into his secret life could lead to the culprit.

    When Clement buys his wife an expensive birthday gift, he doesn't not get the response he was expecting. Later, Berthaud manages to seduce him but he wants something in return. Gilou's drug addiction continues to spiral out of control.

  • Episode 2

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    Benoit reveals the true nature of his relationship with Elina and finds himself under suspicion. He puts pressure on Clement to steal Elina's diary from Judge Roban, implying that Clement's father in law was one of Elina's past customers. Meanwhile, Karlsson begins working for Vincent Leroy and her first clients are Elina's parents. Not only are they distressed to learn how their daughter died, they are also concerned that the police are doing nothing to locate their other missing daughter Sophie; Roban is convinced the two cases are not linked. When a nanny murders the child in her care, her mother, a recovering alcoholic, Ghislaine Androus has difficulty accepting nobody will be held accountable for the death. Berthaud investigates black market selling. Clement's wife pays him a visit and they come to a decision about their relationship.

  • Episode 1

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    Inspector Laure Berthaud and her team are called to investigate when a disfigured female body is found in a skip. Whilst Judge Roban assumes it is the murder of an Eastern European prostitute, the discovery of the dead woman's diary indicates something more. Meanwhile, Officer Escoffier's drug taking results in disastrous mistakes at work.
    Prosecutor Pierre Clement handles an accusation made by disgruntled parents who claim their child is being beaten by her teacher, who is a witch. Clement, who has recently separated from his wife, also has a visit from Benoit, a childhood friend.
    In court, a couple accused of torture find their feisty lawyer Josephine Karlsson will do anything to get their hearing dismissed and Clement is surprised by the outcome. When the case is resolved, Karlsson receives an unusual job offer.

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